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Phantom pregnancy: Woman thought to have quintuplets, but was never pregnant

This couple truly believed they were pregnant, but it wasn't meant to be.
This couple truly believed they were pregnant, but it wasn't meant to be.

Paul Servat (35) was overly excited because he thought that his girlfriend Barbara Bienvenue (37) was going to have quintuplets. They had the nursery prepared, bought clothes, and even picked out names, but there ended up being one problem. As the Toronto Sun reported on March 21, 2014, the couple was never actually pregnant and was dealing with a phantom pregnancy.

At first, she thought she had one baby then twins then triplets then quadruplets then quintuplets. Once delivery day came though, they found out she wasn't with children.

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Servat stood in the decorated nursery of his home in Montreal, and spoke to reporters as tears filled his eyes.

"She let me choose the names," Servat, 35, said between sobs, surrounded by donated gifts for the five fictitious babies.

"I lost everything, it was my whole life."

Bienvenue told Servat in September of 2013 that she was expecting, and the entire situation lasted 34 weeks. Doctors came to him on the delivery day and said there was no file for pregnancy and that blood tests showed she was never pregnant.

Doctors have kept Bienvenue under psychiatric observation. Apparently, her phantom pregnancy had her believing so much that she was with children that she had swelling of the belly, began lactating, and had morning sickness.

Servat said he is going to return all the gifts to friends that gave the couple things for the babies. He also wants people to know that he had nothing to do with the phantom pregnancy.

"I'm a good person and I have nothing to do with these lies."

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